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10 Best Things to Do in Champagne

Up-to-Date 2024  –  By Culture Francia Team

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10 Top Things to Do

Champagne Overall Appeal ★★★★★

  Name Appeal Type Visit Cost
01 Champagne Houses ★★★★★ Cellars + Tastings Guided Paid
02 Champagne Vineyards ★★★★★ Vineyards + Tastings Tour Paid
03 Biking in the Vineyards ★★★★★ Biking + Tastings Tour Paid
04 Balloon over the Vineyards ★★★★★ Flight Tour Paid
05 ➡️ Reims ★★★★☆ City - -
06 ➡️ Epernay ★★★☆☆ Town - -
07 ➡️ Hautvilliers ★★☆☆☆ Village - -
08 ➡️ Ay ★★☆☆☆ Town - -
09 ➡️ Chalons ★★☆☆☆ Town - -
10 Verzenay Lighthouse ★★★☆☆ Panorama + Museum Self Paid

01. Champagne Houses

Atmospheric champagne cellars in Reims, illustrating the region's renowned winemaking heritage, a must-visit for any traveler interested in viticulture.

Appeal ★★★★★
Theme Cellars & Tastings

Visit Guided
Cost Paid

Champagne Houses give you a peek into the famous cellars where the world’s best sparkling wine is made. You can learn how champagne is crafted, taste different kinds, and soak in the history of these iconic places.

02. Champagne Vineyards

Expansive green vineyards stretching over rolling hills under a clear blue sky, capturing the serene beauty of the Champagne region.

Appeal ★★★★★
Theme Vineyards + Tastings

Visit Guided
Cost Paid

Spread out over rolling hills, Champagne Vineyards are not just pretty but are also where the famous bubbly starts. On tours, you’ll walk through the vineyards, learn about growing grapes, and see what makes Champagne so special.

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03. Biking in the Vineyards

A bike parked on a grassy path overlooking lush vineyards with a picturesque view of the Champagne region in the background.

Appeal ★★★★★
Theme Biking

Visit Guided
Cost Paid

Biking in the Vineyards is a fun and active way to see the beautiful Champagne countryside. You can follow bike paths through lush grapevines, charming villages, and historic spots, enjoying the fresh air and amazing views.

04. Balloon over the Vineyards

A colorful hot air balloon floating above vast, scenic vineyards with a small village in the distance under a partly cloudy sky.

Appeal ★★★★★
Theme Flight

Visit Guided
Cost Paid

Taking a hot air balloon ride over the vineyards gives you an incredible aerial view of the Champagne region. You’ll float above the vast vineyards, taking in panoramic views of the landscape and cute villages below.

05. Reims City

Reims Cathedral, a masterpiece of Gothic architecture, stands under a clear blue sky, flanked by green trees with people milling about the square.

Appeal ★★★★☆

Reims is the main city in the Champagne region, famous for its stunning Gothic cathedral, Notre-Dame de Reims. The city also has many champagne houses, museums, and some other cultural spots.

06. Epernay Town

Aerial view of Epernay's city center, including the central park with a large balloon, surrounding buildings, and lush greenery.

Appeal ★★★☆☆

Epernay, often called the “Capital of Champagne,” is home to the famous Avenue de Champagne, lined with top champagne houses.

07. Hautvillers Village

The charming village of Hautvillers nestled among green vineyards with rolling hills and a clear blue sky in the background.

Appeal ★★☆☆☆

Hautvilliers is known as the birthplace of champagne, where the monk Dom Pérignon lived. Visitors can check out the some champagne houses and enjoy views over the Marne Valley vineyards.

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08. Ay Town

A scenic view of the town of Ay, featuring a mix of traditional houses and a prominent church steeple in the center. The town is surrounded by lush green fields and rolling hills under a partly cloudy sky, with vineyards in the foreground.

Appeal ★★☆☆☆

Ay is a historic town in the Champagne region, known for its vineyards and champagne makers.

09. Chalons Town

A picturesque town square with half-timbered houses, vibrant shops, and cafes. A small garden with plants and a playful water feature in the foreground.

Appeal ★★☆☆☆

Chalons-en-Champagne is a charming town with historical architecture and scenic canals.

10. Verzenay Lighthouse

Appeal ★★★☆☆
Theme Panorama + Museum

Visit Self or Guided
Cost Free or Paid

The Verzenay Lighthouse, right in the middle of France’s Champagne region, is a one-of-a-kind beacon sitting among vineyards. After climbing the 101 steps, visitors can soak in panoramic 360° view of the rolling vineyards. It’s also home to a museum about viticulture and the region’s history. 

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